FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 12th-ranked Arkansas Baseball team takes its first road trip of the 2019 season this week as it makes its first trip in program history to historic Dedeaux Field, the home of the USC Trojans. The Razorbacks and Trojans will start their three-game series on Thursday with a 9 p.m.
CT first pitch.
The Razorbacks (3-0) are coming off a three-game season-opening sweep of Eastern Illinois after getting a strong offensive showing in a Saturday double-header, followed by a walk-off single by sophomore Heston Kjerstad in the final game on Sunday. Winning all three games by a combined score of 30-12, Arkansas opened the year with a series sweep for the sixth-straight season.
USC (2-1) comes into the weekend after opening the season with a series win over Omaha. The Trojans looked primed to sweep the Mavericks after wins of 6-5 and 11-0 in games one and two, but could not complete a huge comeback in game three after scoring eight unanswered runs. USC fell in the final game, 12-9.
This is the second-straight year that Arkansas will take on USC. Last year, the Trojans visited Baum-Walker Stadium and it was the Hogs that walked away with the series win in dramatic fashion.
With the series tied 1-1, the two teams were locked in tight contest in game three and the game was subject to a curfew due to the Trojans having to catch their flight back to California. The umpires determined that the eighth inning would be the final frame of the game and Arkansas came through with a bottom of the eighth walk-off hit by Dominic Fletcher, winning 7-6.
All three games this weekend will be available on PAC-12 Network-Plus, which can be viewed online on Pac-12.com. Phil Brame (PXP) will have the radio call on the Razorback Sports Network. Fans can listen to the radio call via the Razorback Gameday app and locally on KQSM 92.1 FM. Pregame coverage begins 30 minutes prior to first pitch. There will also be a live radio link available on ArkansasRazorbacks.com.